Black Dragon Premium Cable + Sennheiser HD800 headphone bundle
BEST SELLING combination at Moon Audio!
The HD800 is one of Drew's Top Reference Headphone Picks. For the ULTIMATE HD800 setup, we have included our Black Dragon HD800 Premium Headphone Cable.
The Black Dragon smooths out the high energy top end while tightening up and controlling the bottom end or bass and also makes the mid-range more musical.
More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied to the Sennheiser HD 800. Incorporating Sennheiser's most advanced driver technology, these open, around-the-ear, dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference-grade audio is all about.
The HD 800 is hand-assembled in Germany with only the finest of materials. The transducer is encased in a precision material made of stainless steel, while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced development from the aerospace industry.
2013 Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Winner
2013 Stereophile Recommended Component
The HD 800 lives up to its promise with every detail: a completely new type of ring driver, delivering the best ever simulation of spatial hearing by way of a curved sonic wave front. Superlatives in so many parts combine to create an overwhelmingly rich and detailed sound experience. Designed, constructed and assembled in Germany, the HD 800 are probably the world’s first headphones ever to truly make you forget you are wearing any.
The difference between the Standard Black Dragon and the Premium Black Dragon are the connectors used on each end and a harder to work with higher silver yield solder. The wire is identical. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made. And every point of signal saturation will make a difference. Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. These cables are meant for the cream of the crop headphones where every little thing makes a difference in terms of bring you closer to audio nirvana.
Most stock headphone cables are made of poor ultra thin conductors that work as a bottle neck for the sound but the Black Dragon V2 cable uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. Yes, you will be able to hear and see the difference in our hand-crafted cables!
Each conductor is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The copper stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor. Making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing a headphone cable receives. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and then a layer of Teflon tape. This V2 version is now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.
For the Black Dragon V2 Premium HD800 version, we are using the Furutech CF-H800 connector. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-H800 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-H800 features an α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Nylon+Fiberglass 15% insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished main body and nonmagnetic stainless end ring for superior damping. The Pins are Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) Phosphor bronze conductors.
The wire is soldered to the connector with high quality silver solder. The default 1/4" Plug is the new Furutech CF-763. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-763 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-763 features an Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Fluoropolymer insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished housing for superior damping.
For XLR connections there are 2 choices. The FP-601M（R) XLR which uses a Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze α (Alpha) Conductor: the body is a Copper alloy with PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation. The second choice is the top of the line CF-601M（R）XLR which utilizes an α (Alpha) Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze Rhodium-plated Conductor with Carbon fiber and nonmagnetic stainless steel housing. The Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.
For great amplifiers to match with the HD800 headphones, Drew recommends:
"The Black Dragon and Silver Dragon cables…brought me closer to the music…closer to what I hear in live performances…The air and separation of the musicians and instruments were more noticeable. Vocals became crisper and the transparency increased. I could hear better tonality with the instruments...I forgot about the cables and just enjoyed the music."
- Frank Iacone, "Black and Silver Dragon Headphone Cables," Positive Feedback, Issue 73, May/June 2014
- Reference class wired stereo headphones
- Open, around-the-ear, dynamic stereo headphones
- Natural hearing experience - realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance
- Biggest transducers ever used in headphones up to today - new innovative dynamic transducer design
- Open earcups facilitate transparent sound while showcasing cutting edge industrial design
- Metal headband with inner-damping element
- Specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable with low capacitance
- Precision headphone connectors with detachable cable
- Built-tough with a 2 YEAR warranty
|Cable length||9.8 ft. (3 m)|
|Contact pressure||3.4 N (± 0.3 N) approx.|
|Frequency response (headphones)||6 – 51,000 Hz (- 10 dB), 14 - 44,100 Hz (- 3 dB)|
|Jack plug||¼” (6.3 mm) stereo jack|
|Nominal impedance||300 Ω|
|Sound pressure level (SPL)||102 dB (1kHz/1Vrms)|
|Total harmonic distortion (THD)||≤0.02% (1kHz/1Vrms)|
|Transducer principle||Dynamic, open|
|Weight w/o cable||9.2 oz. (260 g)